The table below looks at the statistics for VPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited VPLS over the 3 months to 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 165 174 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Permanent jobs citing VPLS 5 8 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.14% 0.22% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.80% 1.21% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 6 0
Average salary £52,500 £45,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £42,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +20.00%
VPLS
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Communications & Networking Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
627 659 470
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 18.14% 17.88% 17.15%
Number of salaries quoted 497 518 387
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,400 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%

VPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing VPLS across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

VPLS
Salary Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing VPLS across the Leeds region.

VPLS Salary Trend in Leeds

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs across the Leeds region citing VPLS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VPLS.

1 10 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 10 (100.00%) VPN
1 10 (100.00%) LAN
1 10 (100.00%) WAN
1 10 (100.00%) SSL
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
1 10 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 10 (100.00%) MPLS
1 10 (100.00%) BCP
1 10 (100.00%) BGP
1 10 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 10 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 10 (100.00%) Firewall
1 10 (100.00%) IPsec
1 10 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 10 (100.00%) Network Design
1 10 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 10 (100.00%) DMVPN
1 10 (100.00%) Business Continuity Planning
2 9 (90.00%) HSRP
2 9 (90.00%) Spanning Tree
2 9 (90.00%) CCSE
2 9 (90.00%) CCSA
2 9 (90.00%) VRRP
2 9 (90.00%) Project Management
2 9 (90.00%) CCNP
2 9 (90.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (90.00%) CCDA
2 9 (90.00%) CCDP

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs across the Leeds region citing VPLS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited VPLS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (80.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 10 (100.00%) VPN
1 10 (100.00%) LAN
1 10 (100.00%) WAN
1 10 (100.00%) SSL
1 10 (100.00%) MPLS
1 10 (100.00%) BGP
1 10 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 10 (100.00%) Firewall
1 10 (100.00%) IPsec
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 10 (100.00%) DMVPN
2 9 (90.00%) HSRP
2 9 (90.00%) Spanning Tree
2 9 (90.00%) VRRP
3 8 (80.00%) DNS
3 8 (80.00%) SAN
4 6 (60.00%) OSPF
5 4 (40.00%) Fibre Channel
5 4 (40.00%) L2TP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
1 8 (80.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 8 (80.00%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Network Implementation Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Implementation Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Architect
2 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (30.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Senior Implementation Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Network Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (20.00%) Network Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Implementation Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Network Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Consultant
5 1 (10.00%) Network Implementation Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
1 8 (80.00%) Linux
1 8 (80.00%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) BCP
1 10 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 10 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 10 (100.00%) Network Design
1 10 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 10 (100.00%) Business Continuity Planning
2 9 (90.00%) Project Management
2 9 (90.00%) ITIL
3 7 (70.00%) Mentoring
3 7 (70.00%) Coaching
4 5 (50.00%) PRINCE2
4 5 (50.00%) High Availability
5 4 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (40.00%) Network Architecture
6 3 (30.00%) TOGAF
6 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
7 1 (10.00%) Change Management
7 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) CCSE
1 9 (90.00%) CCSA
1 9 (90.00%) CCNP
1 9 (90.00%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (90.00%) CCDA
1 9 (90.00%) CCDP
2 5 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 5 (50.00%) CISSP
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (50.00%) CCNA
2 5 (50.00%) MCSE
2 5 (50.00%) MCSA
2 5 (50.00%) VCP5
3 2 (20.00%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (70.00%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
1 8 (80.00%) Terminal Services
2 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (30.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
1 10 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 8 (80.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds